Although primarily a meal kit delivery company, Gousto launched a “Food Finder directory” during the lockdown to help small UK businesses connect with local customers, supporting independent grocery businesses and getting food to people in need. Chief executive Timo Boldt, 35, established the company in 2012 after he found himself short of time to prepare fresh food for himself. Delivering more than four million meals to customers each month, it uses machine learning to route boxes in its warehouse and reduce food waste. Sales hit £82.5m last year. It has raised £130m to date, including a £33m funding round in April that included health guru Joe Wicks, and investors Perwyn and BGF.
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